Waikiki Rainbow Pano

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by kpstatz, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    This is a 6 frame pano I took in January at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Oahu. The mural is (or at least was, when built in 1968) the tallest rainbow mural in the world, 286 feet high and 26 feet wide, comprising of 8,046 pieces of hand-painted ceramic tiles.

    I was fortunate to catch it together with a real rainbow.

    D200, 18-200 VR.

    Enjoy!

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  2. That is awesome! Great composition and contrast!
    Though I feel like you need to tone down on the bright sand in the bottom, it keeps drawing my eye away from the real subject.
     
  3. Woweee!! That's an awesome picture!!
    Perfect composition. Perfect timing also!
     
  4. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Damn fine shot Sir.
    You've got massive amounts of noise and weird patterns in the sky though.
     
  5. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thank you, Lexitus, also for the hint regarding the sand, I will play around with it a little.
     
  6. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thanks a bunch, Leung!

    Talking about timing: After taking the shots I had to run for shelter, as the thunderstorm was actually coming my way :eek: :biggrin:
     
  7. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thank you, Bright Angel. There is indeed some noise in the sky in the original, the weird patterns, however, must come from the downsizing.
     
  8. seiler

    seiler

    319
    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    Aw hawaii. I use to go there 3 or 4 times a year with my Dad. How I miss it so. Thank you for posting this image. Made my afternoon :smile:

    Scott
     
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  9. great shot.... made because of the rainbow on that building
    WONDERFUL "EYE"

    well done
     
  10. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Very glad I brought you back some nice memories, Scott! I get to go there every January for a conference, a nice break from the cold in New York. :smile:
     
  11. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thanks so much, Greg!
     
  12. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Great shot, love the combination of the mural and the real rainbow, also the leading lines created by the shadows in the foreground. I do agree with Lueng that burning down the sand in the center foreground might improve the image more.
     
  13. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thanks a bunch, Jeff, I will definitely give the sand a try.
     
  14. Mike S

    Mike S

    861
    Apr 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Great Shot!
     
  15. KDann

    KDann

    227
    Mar 11, 2008
    Texas
    nice shot! I love the Hilton Hawaii!:cool: 
     
  16. quyd300

    quyd300

    175
    Apr 3, 2008
    Houston
    Beautiful shot!
     
  17. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thank you much, Mike, Kenny and Quy!
     
  18. barisaxer

    barisaxer

    278
    Apr 6, 2006
    Albany OR
    I like it your composition makes it work well.
     
  19. kpstatz

    kpstatz

    May 13, 2008
    NYC
    Thank you, barisaxer!
     
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